Vicksburg man jailed in Bowmar Avenue shooting

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Vicksburg man has been arrested in a Bowmar Avenue shooting at an occupied vehicle that damaged the car but did not hit the three people inside.

Armad Stewart, 23, 1400 Bowmar Ave., surrendered at the Vicksburg Police Department at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Lt. Bobby Stewart.

Armad Stewart is charged with three counts of attempted aggravated assault and shooting into the 1999 Mitsubishi Galant, said Lt. Stewart.

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The shooting stemmed from an earlier fight among Armad Stewart and the three people in the vehicle, said Sgt. Sandra Williams.

Armad Stewart was in Warren County Jail this morning on a $50,000 bond.

Claiborne man killed; another is jailed

A Port Gibson man remained in the Claiborne County Jail this morning charged in the shooting death last week of another Claiborne man.

Rufus Williams, 25, 1009 Robinson St., died Feb. 26 from a gunshot wound in his neck, said J.W. Mallett, coroner. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting was at 2002 Dogwood St. in the Sugar Hill area, said Assistant Chief Deputy Carl Fleming of the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department. He said the motive was not known, but that there did not appear to have been an argument or scuffle.

“We are checking on several possibilities that have been reported to us, but have not been able to substantiate any of them at this time,” Fleming said this morning.

Calvin Barber, 26, who lived at the site of the killing, was charged with murder; Santraila Epps, 27, of the same address, was charged with being an accessory after the fact. Epps took Barber from the house and tried to make the shooting look like suicide, Fleming said.

Barber also is charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon, having previously been convicted of burglary.

Two juveniles were also at the scene. One was believed to have called emergency officials after the shooting.

It was the second killing in Port Gibson this year. Richard Anderson, 40, was fatally shot Jan. 22. James White, 48, a convicted killer who was out of prison on medical leave, has been charged with his murder.

Georgian held here as fugitive

A Georgia man was in the Warren County Jail today for being a fugitive from justice.

Michael Donnell Moore, 46, 208 Hunt St., Fort Valley, was being held for Mississippi Department of Transportation law enforcement division without bond.

Cash reported missing on Bellaire Drive

A residential burglary was reported at 12:47 p.m. Wednesday in the city.

Missing from a home in the 100 block of Bellaire Drive was $15.

Gun, computer missing from truck

An auto burglary was reported at Pemberton Square mall at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

A 12-gauge shotgun valued at $400, a Toshiba laptop computer valued at $800 and a Garmin GPS valued at $300 were reported missing from a 1998 Chevrolet pickup.

Cash, tools, jewelry missing in county

Four residential burglaries were reported in the county Wednesday.

* A Homelite weed trimmer valued at $89, a Homelite chain saw valued at $350 and a five-gallon can of gas valued at $25 were reported missing from a home in the 100 block of Simmons Road at 5:13 p.m.

* Large hoop earrings, a watch and wedding ring were reported missing from a home in the 100 block of Vann Drive.

* A Stihl saw valued at $750 was reported missing from a storage unit of a home in the 13000 block of U.S. 61 North at 9:14 a.m.

* Reported missing from a home in the 300 block of Overlook Drive at 3:47 p.m. was $600.

Separately, a woman’s wallet and a Nokia phone with a total value of $200 were reported missing from a 2000 Mazda 626 in the 1000 block of Grove Street.